Mind the Gap

Well, I’ll try again in the morning.  Do you ever have high ambitions for starting fresh in the morning?  I may be so delusionally tired at night or hopefully optimistic but either way, I intend to be better tomorrow.  However, despite my renewed sense of purpose and potential and decent preparation, 9:30am comes (or sometimes earlier) and I have figuratively singed all but 3 hairs on my head and this giant, all-caps truth reveals itself:  MIND THE GAP.


I remember a few years ago my husband showing me a version of this video quoting Ira Glass.  It’s always stayed with me.  He talks about people having good taste and good ideals but their skills don’t match those yet.

It’s actually similar to what we learn in the scriptures.  By small and simple things great things are brought to pass Alma 37:6.  It’s a combination of 1. Recognizing the gap but 2. Not letting it swallow you up because you can see past the gap to the better you on the other side.  You’re ideas are killer, it’s only through going through a huge volume of work that you will close that gap.

In the meantime, what about those big and little people around my clumsiness now?   HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT.  These are the words that should fill my mind in all-caps from top to bottom.  If I can remember this it softens the recognition of inadequacy because with Jesus Christ bridging the gap,  there is success today exactly where I am at.   His grace is sufficient.

Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold”…you will close the gap.  2 Nephi 31:20



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